The world’s best golfers will battle it out at the 2021 British Golf Open (or ‘The Open’ as it is officially called), set to be held at the Royal St. George Golf Course in England from July 15–18. The Claret Jug and a huge $2 million purse are up for grabs. While streaming access is limited, you can still watch the British Golf Open on Kodi for free with a combination of the right services and addons.
Important note: Our guide only recommends official Kodi addons. The British Open is one of the world’s 4 major golf tournaments. This means that with limited access, fans may attempt to view the tournament through unofficial streams. However, there are a few official streaming options available which will let you watch the British Open. Official streams are more reliable and don’t compromise your privacy and security.
You can watch parts or all of the British Golf Open in the UK, Canada, Australia, or anywhere else outside of the UK for free, but you may need a VPN to gain access to services back home. We’ll explain how and which ones work.
Warning: Kodi should only be used for content to which you have the legal right to access. Neither the Kodi Foundation nor Comparitech advocates the use of Kodi for piracy.
How to watch the 2021 British Golf Open on Kodi for free with a VPN
If you live in the US, you can watch the British Golf Open through the Golf Channel, Peacock, and NBC. Several services offer the Golf Channel, NBCSN and NBC streams and some of these even come with a free trial period.
If you live outside the US, it might be possible to access these services by using a VPN. VPNs can help prevent your ISP from snooping on your data and throttling your connection speeds for all users.
To get started with your VPN, do the following:
- Sign up for an account with a trusted VPN service. We recommend using IPVanish. Other solid options to consider are NordVPN, Surfshark, and ExpressVPN.
- Install your VPN app on the same device where Kodi is installed. It is possible to install a VPN app on your router which would protect all devices on your network. However, the setup process for this can be expensive. We recommend just installing to the device you use Kodi on, such as your Amazon Firestick.
- Connect to a US VPN server. You will need to connect to a US server to access a Peacock, NBC, NBCSN, or Golf Channel stream.
- Install and stream from the Kodi addon offering Golf Channel, NBCSN, or NBC and the 2021 British Golf Open.
We recommend that you try your VPN and Kodi addon before the British Open. This way, if you encounter difficulties, you will have time to troubleshoot or explore alternatives before the event without having to scramble.
It’s possible to watch the British Golf Open for free on Kodi. This will require that you sign up for a free trial. NBCSN, Golf Channel, and NBC streams will likely be region-locked. Therefore, you’ll have to use a VPN and connect to a US server to view them if you’re outside of the US.
How to watch the 2021 British Golf Open on Kodi
This tournament has a wide array of international broadcasters, which means it’s actually quite easy to watch online. Take a look below to find out who’s showing The Open in your country, and how you can access these channels via Kodi:
- USA: Peacock, NBC, NBCSN, The Golf Channel
- UK: Sky Sports, Now TV
- Canada: TSN (final two rounds only)
- Australia: Kayo, Fox Sports
Sling TV Kodi addon (US)
Sling TV offers access to NBC and NBC Sports Network in its Blue package, making it a great way to stream this tournament online. Unfortunately, though, this service no longer offers a free trial. It does, however, come with a steep discount on your first month ($10 USD, usually $35). You’ll also need the Sports Extra addon ($11 per month) to watch The Golf Channel, though.
After signing up, download the Sling TV Kodi addon from the official Kodi addon repository. Note: This addon has yet to be updated for Kodi 19, so you’ll need an older version for it to work.
Kayo Sports (Australia)
Kayo Sports is an Australian streaming service that’s showing the entire British Open live. To use this addon, you’ll need a paid account ($25 AUD per month after a two-week free trial). As long as you cancel within two weeks, though, you won’t be charged, meaning you can effectively stream the British Open for free.
You’ll find the Kayo Sports addon in the SlyGuy repository.
Foxtel Go (Australia)
This is another option for Australian viewers, although only if you’re already a Foxtel TV subscriber. Simply log in with your Foxtel credentials and you’ll be able to stream all of your favorite channels (including Fox Sports) live online.
The Foxtel Go Kodi addon is available in the SlyGuy repo.
British Golf Open 2021 schedule (US EST)
July 15 July 16 July 17 July 18
1:30AM - 4PM EST
1:30AM - 4PM EST
5AM - 7AM EST
2:30AM - 6PM EST